Cherry tree blossoms were evident everywhere this spring with the exception of most of White Rock, writes Jane Thomson. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Cherry tree blossoms were evident everywhere this spring with the exception of most of White Rock, writes Jane Thomson. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

LETTERS: Colourful signs of spring lacking in ‘dull’ White Rock

Editor:

Re: Lower Mainland Streets once again pretty in pink, April 7 column

Spring is indeed visible in many places around the Lower Mainland.

Cherry blossom is abundant in Park Royal, West Vancouver, Ladner, Burnaby, New Westminster and other cities.

So why is there no display in White Rock?

Since our beautiful flowering cherry trees on Johnston Street were so cruelly removed early one Sunday morning several years ago and never replaced, the area from Thrift to 16 Avenue is so dull and lifeless and totally devoid of any suggestion it is spring.

Surely there are plans to improve this area. The Miramar Plaza held promise for a colourful display, but nothing became of that.

The Foster Martin area is all cement and nothing else.

Come on, White Rock Parks department. Smarten up and let’s see an improvement before next spring.

Jane Thomson, White Rock

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